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  • Feasts And Festivals
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    Women in Celebration There is a saying that is well known, What is good for the gander is good for the goose. Ancient Greek religious festivities seem to only concern what is good for the gander, or in their case the men. The Greek civilization was extremely male dominated and Greek religion and its activities are looked upon as being andro centric. Very little is known about women's festivities in the ancient Greek religion, even though women were prominent in religious activities and had celeb...
  • Divine Power Of Greek Gods
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    Divine Power in Greek Religion Most religions have some sort of a divine being or beings. Some religions focus on one god or higher power while others have multiple gods. Usually a god is omnipotent or all- powerful if he or she acts alone versus multiple gods who usually have respective limited powers. The Christian religion has a central being that is all-powerful and controls every aspect of mankind from fate among the living to the outcome of one after he has perished whereas the Greek relig...
  • Importance Of The Gods In Greek Society
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    The Greek Gods Many people would blatantly state that the importance of the gods in Greek society derives from the fact that Gods in any society are usually used to explain phenomenon that people cannot logically comprehend, but in ancient Greece gods were actually entities that took part in the workings of society itself. Even simple aspects of day-to-day life such as sex and disputes between mortals were supposedly influenced by godly workings. Unlike modern religions such as Catholicism, Budd...
  • Philosopher Of Greek Culture
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    Greek Religion is the beginning to Greek philosophy and the beginning to many great philosophers. The lack of stimulation that Greek religion is the main reason why the study of philosophy became so popular in Greek culture. Philosophy of religion was studied because people like Socrates did not understand why things were and why they had to be only that way. The lack of religion is what led to people and philosophers questioning the ethical choices people followed. Philosophy is a study of beli...
  • Antigone Sophocles
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    Sophocles, Antigone. Biography of Sophocles. D.O. BB. Place of birth. Parents. Important work sII. Synopsis of Antigone. Theme of Antigone. Relevance to my life 1. Social 2. Political. Political IV. Greeks Culture A. Customs. Beliefs. Greek Economy A. Main resources. Trade VI. Greek Government. Structure. Type of Government Sophocles, Antigone Sophocles is an ancient Greek writer and philosopher, who wrote one of the greatest stories of all time Antigone. Sophocles is also said to be one of the ...
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    Socrates is typically Greek in his relentless questioning -- of himself, of authorities, of accepted traditions and practices. And Socrates' questioning displays another characteristic associated with the Greeks -- a belief in the capacity of the mind (rationality) to apprehend the universe and a concomitant belief in the power of language to come to terms with that understanding. Likewise, SOPHOCLES' play Antigone is an outspoken critique of absolute power and unenlightened rule. The play detai...
  • Gods And Goddesses Of Greek Religion
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    In Ancient Greece, religion was a civil cult necessary for the well-being of the state. Temples dedicated to a god or goddess were the major buildings of Greek society. Much understanding about the role of Greek religion arises because, unlike Christianity, Greek religion did not require belief in a body of doctrine. There were no sacred books, such as the Bible. Proper ritual rather than belief formed the crucial part of Greek religion. It had no official of priests enunciating dogma and contro...
  • Humanistic Views About The Study Of History
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    Humanizing the Renaissance The Renaissance was a time of great achievements. Some say that the most important achievement was the idea of perspective because it is used so frequently in art today. However, the Renaissance idea that is most evident today are the humanist views about a broad education curriculum. Humanistic views about the study of history, literature, and religion are still used in schools today. History was a very important issue stressed by the humanists. The humanists encourag...
  • Spread Of Greek Culture To The East
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    Did Alexander and his successors "Hellenism" the East? Alexander the Great was born July 356 B.C. the son of Philip king of Macedon, who reigned from 359-336 B.C. until his assassination by Pausanias. During Philips reign he made Macedonia, of which he was sole ruler, into a international power, and conquered its neighbouring territories, and eventually became the most powerful force in the whole of Greece after the battle of Chaeronea and the defeat of Thebes and Athens, Philip formed the Helle...

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